Sr. Windows Infrastructure Engineer - Noaa

Sr. Windows Infrastructure Engineer - Noaa



New Jersey



Sr. Windows Infrastructure Engineer - Noaa

Details of the offer


SAIC is seeking a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to join our program as a general technologist to support our NOAA GFDL program in Princeton, NJ serving the NOAA GFDL lab in a highly scientific user and mission driven facility. This individual would support both projects (60%) and user (40%) actives in a high interrupt tiered support environment requiring rapid response to the most complex customer systems inquiries. The environment consists of a Core Windows Infrastructure running on mostly Dell Hardware, with 200+ Linux workstations, 50+ Windows Workstations, and 20+ Mac Workstations. On a daily basis this individual may divide their time between (1) managing Junior System Admins to support lower level issues; (2) identifying, evaluating and prioritizing customer problems to ensure that inquiries are resolved appropriately; (3) conducting project work on several complex system projects simultaneously; and (4) managing and actively reporting on project status; (5) setting technical infrastructure direction and offering suggestions to improve and further automate the environment;
The ideal candidate must be an independent self-starter, be system agnostic, and adept at supporting Linux, Windows and Mac in a heterogeneous environment, where the Core Infrastructure is Windows, and have excellent customer facing communication and consultation skills (with managers and/or scientists).
The duties will include, but not limited to:

Providing Mid-Tier to Top-Tier System Administration for client and server systems in heterogeneous environment, where the Core Infrastructure is Windows based;

System Administration - Maintain IT Security posture according to organization requirements, manage rigorous patching schedule for all system software and firmware, manage existing patching deployment tools, maintain and enhance current tools;

Maintain, monitor, support, and upgrade as needed the infrastructure environment, including the Windows Core Infrastructure, and lead enterprise base work initiatives and projects;

Support multiple systems or applications of medium to high complexity with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control, integrity and accessibility;

Work with project managers to coordinate and plan project tasks and resources;

Integration solutions with other applications and platforms based on requirements;

Maintain a monthly patch schedule for all workstations, servers, cluster, hypervisors, etc.

Coordinate changes across multiple systems;

Perform routine maintenance tasks for infrastructure systems as follows, but not limited to:

o Highly available virtualization and database clusters;
o Web server clusters;
o File Share services (NFS/CIFS);
o Multi-Tiered Public Key Infrastructure;
o Virtual Desktop Infrastructure;

Working with engineers on the requirements and provides recommendations for improvements;

Recommend changes/enhancements for improved systems availability, reliability and performance;

Coordinates problem resolution among a variety of functional areas and provides subject matter expertise support for diagnosing and resolving problems;

Recommend and implement software or hardware changes to rectify problems or address improvement opportunities;

Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and standards;

Provide technical guidance, coaching/mentoring to team members;

Evaluate future technologies and makes recommendations for software and hardware upgrades;

Generate and validate IT system baselines, including validation of documentation;

Ensure IT system security basslines are met and security improvements are implemented across the server and client environment;

Generate processes to ensure appropriate user privileges and access are granted, ensuring data integrity and security is met;

Work with vendors and architects to understand their technology roadmaps;

Develop plans to adopt new technology;

Writing/updating/enhancing system documentation concerning problem resolutions and HPC assets;

Writing technical justifications for the procurement of hardware & software;

Reviewing system inventory/warranty, plan upgrades for client and server systems;


Must have 8+ years of experience and a BS in a STEM related field;

Experience with medium to large server/data center environment;

Experience working with Hypervisors, chassis, blade servers, and Production Cluster;

Automation and Load Balancing Experience;

Documented experience with scripting (powershell, ansible, bash, python);

Experience with CAC authentication solutions such as Centrify in an Active Directory Environment;

Experience managing and maintaining virtualization cluster preferably Hyper-V;

Experience managing and maintaining Active Directory;

Experience managing and maintaining database clusters, preferably Microsoft SQL cluster and Percona XtraDB/MySQL cluster;

Experience with system deployment, SW deployment and configuration management solutions: Ansible (most desired), Powershell (most desired), Satellite/Foreman/Spacewalk, Puppet, Symantec ITMS, Microsoft SCVMM;

Experience developing/diagnosing automation scripts (Ansible, Powershell);

In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Server/Client, and Redhat/CentOS Operating systems, and have experience developing security baselines;

Knowledge of building systems for clients and servers; and knowledge of different classes of system architecture;

Experience managing VDI infrastructure; preferably Microsoft VDI solution;

Understanding of licensing structures for Microsoft and RedHat products;

Experience with CI/CD pipelines;

Experience with configuration and support of access methods e.g. VPN, SSH tunneling;

Experience with Backup solutions such as Bacula and or Veritas NetBackup;

Keeping up-to-date with current hardware/software events/releases;

Experience managing and maintaining software scalable network file systems, and centralized storage appliances;

Experience managing, and support Active Directory with smart card authentication infrastructure;
Must have a strong automation experience, software deployment, and configuration management solutions for multiple environments;
==== with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.

My SAIC Benefits.



  • SQL
  • Desktop
  • Linux
  • Access

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